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September 8, 2015

Posted  January 28, 2016

Financial publishing company Bankrate Inc. agreed to pay a $15 million penalty to settle accounting fraud charges.  The SEC alleged that Bankrate’s then-CFO, Director of Accounting, and Vice President of Finance, engaged in a scheme to fabricate revenues and avoid booking certain expenses to meet analyst expectations for its adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization, a key financial metric known as “EBITDA.”  The SEC charged the three former executives as well.  SEC

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